Hair henna is quickly garnering attention in the beauty world as a kinder, more natural alternative to traditional hair dyeing methods.
You might’ve heard of henna body art and it’s pretty much the same idea here with hair, too. Henna is a natural plant which, once dried and powdered, can be used to dye fabrics, skin and, most importantly for us, hair!
So, if you’re looking for a chemical-free way to colour your hair, it’s a great option to consider, especially with so many salons now starting to offer henna hair colour services. But the best part? There’s actually more than one colour to choose from!
7 henna hair colours you probably didn’t know existed
1. Warm red
If you have natural hair, conventional box dyes might not always be the best thing for you, as they can affect the integrity of your curl pattern, so henna is a popular alternative for curly girls.
Another plus is that as your hair grows out, your roots will take longer to appear as they would on someone with straight hair (as the hair grows in an S formation), so you won’t have to worry about touch-ups. Credit: @missrieb
How vibrant the results of your hair henna turns out will depend on your existing shade, so for a result as bright as this really you’d need to be starting with a pretty light blonde shade. Credit: @aneta.92
Editor’s tip: Henna hair colour is permanent but it will fade and lose it’s vibrancy over time, so using colour protecting products is advised.
Flaming coppers have always been popular, especially with brunettes looking to transition their hair during the autumn/winter period.
This warm orange tinted shade is a surefire way to liven up dull, winter-worn mousy browns and give your locks a new lease of life. Credit: @susiehairhero
Ever since Pantone announced Ultra Violet as their 2018 colour of the year, everyone’s been going wild for violet hair. With henna, the purple tint will only show up when the light hits, so it’s subtle but totally gorgeous! Credit: @callieatbella
Seeing a few first grey hairs starting to poke through? Dark henna hair colours like this rich, glossy ebony will cover any pesky silver strands in a natural-looking way. Credit: @rozaliabeautyfoodtips
7. Jet black
Love the look of jet black hair but concerned about the chemicals in regular dyes? Henna can help you to achieve this allover midnight hue just as effectively — just remember to apply some Vaseline around your hairline to stop it staining your skin, too! Credit: @torinoelledaniels